Import Photo Library Mac To Google Photos

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A computer of some kind really is essential though as a stopgap between Google Photos and Apple’s Photos apps, even if you’re planning to use nothing but an iPhone and iCloud Photo Library for. Securely back-up your photos and videos to Google Photos and enjoy them from any device. 1 Find the right photos faster Your photos are automatically organized and searchable so you can easily find the photo you’re looking for.

OneDrive is a good place to backup photos, videos and important documents online. It allows you to sync and backup your photos from iPhoto library to OneDrive. If you want to sync iPhoto library with OneDrive, then you need to download and install 'OneDrive application' on your Mac. When you install the OneDrive app for Mac, it will create a folder (OneDrive folder) on your Mac to backup photos, videos and files. This OneDrive folder is kept in sync with OneDrive. If you add, change or delete anything like photo, video or file in this OneDrive folder, then the file is added, changed or deleted on the OneDrive website and vice versa.

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Here are the steps to Sync iPhoto Library with OneDrive:

  1. Go to https://onedrive.live.com & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  2. Download 'OneDrive Application' on your Mac from the Apple App store & launch it.
  3. Locate the file for the existing iPhoto library in your Picture folder.
  4. Go to iPhoto Library and choose 'Quit iPhoto' to make sure that iPhoto is not running.
  5. Copy your 'iPhoto Library' file into your OneDrive folder.
  6. Launch iPhoto. To launch iPhoto Library, simply double-click the iPhoto Library icon which you copied in OneDrive folder. It will automatically sync to your OneDrive folder.
  7. Open the file in iPhoto by holding down the Option key.
  8. Select the iPhoto Library option that's not the default. Now, iPhoto Library stored inside your OneDrive folder by default.
  9. Now, when you add new photos to iPhoto Library, make any changes to existing photos or organize them, then it will automatically backed up to OneDrive.
  10. You have another option to sync iPhoto Library i.e 'Drag-and-drop'. Here you can simply drag your iPhoto Library from the Picture folder directly from your Mac to OneDrive folder.

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Peter writes:

How do I backup the Photos Library so the folders remain organized in the external hard drive just like I have it in the Mac?

Transfer Photos from Apple iCloud / Mac to Google Photos. If you would like to copy your photos from iCloud / Apple Photos to Google Photos, there are no browser plugins or software that can automate this - you’ll have to manually transfer the picture library from Apple to Google Photos. Luckily, that migration process isn’t difficult either. You can transfer all your photos from iPhoto to Windows with simple steps. To do so, open 'iPhoto' on your Mac and select all your photos to transfer. Click 'File' menu and select 'Export' option. A 'File Export' window opens up. Select 'Original' option in 'Kind' and 'Event Name' option in the 'Subfolder Format' and then click 'Export' button. Connect your Google Drive account from ACCOUNTS tab. On ‘Photos’ tab click ‘Associate Photo Folder’ button, you see on the page’. Browse and select folder that you wish to upload to Google Drive. Note: You can associate as many folders as you want. Check mark the box corresponding to ‘Google Drive’ icon and then click ‘upload.

I read this question and almost replied, “That’s easy!” But the more I thought about it, the more I realized it’s an intricate question, because of how Apple has its own organizational structure that’s invisible in the Photos Library, independent of how you sort images in the Photos app. And because there are several possible answers to the same question.


The first question is, really, what is your ideal outcome for this copy on the external drive?

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  • An exact duplicate of the library. Quit Photos, if it’s active, find the Photos Library, and copy it. The Library includes 100 percent of everything that Photos needs. Done. But that’s probably not what Peter was asking.
  • Copy the file structure of the folder in the Photos Library. You can Control-click the Photos Library and select Package Contents, and then access all the folders that form the library. However, Photos organizes images and video into chronological folders— nested by year, month, and day—inside Masters (originals) and Previews (modified versions). This is probably not what Peter wants, either.
  • Copy Moments, Albums, Smart Albums, and other organizational structures in the Photos app. Unfortunately, while Apple lets you select multiple images to export at once (via File > Export), you can’t export these album and other structures as folders. You could open albums one at a time, select all the photos inside, and then export them to a folder you create with the same name, but that’s manual and tedious, and doesn’t automatically update.

I’ve recommended PowerPhotos ($30) before, a utility by Fat Cat Software that can merge, de-duplicate, and selectively copy Photos libraries, along with other tasks.

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But it can’t (yet?) provide that sort of clean export operation Peter wants.

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